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White Teacher, Black Power

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In May 1970, crowds marched in New Haven, Conn., to show their support for members of the Black Panther Party who had been prosecuted on charges related to the death of an alleged FBI informant.
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Martin Lu­ther King Jr. Day has got­ten me think­ing a­bout what teach­ing Af­ri­can-Amer­i­can his­tory was like 40 years ago. King, recently vibrantly alive, was just becoming a fig­ure to be me­mo­ri­al­ized in death. Cou­pled with...

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